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New Left Review I/69, September-October 1971

Maurice Godelier

Myth and History

‘The teaching of South American myths serves to provide general laws for the resolution of problems concerning the nature and development of thought.’

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Mythologiques II.

‘Those who (in philosophy) make use of myth are unworthy of serious consideration’.

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